Freddie Gibbs and Madlib recruit Odd Future alumni Domo Genesis and Earl Sweatshirt for this track off their joint release, Piñata. Over a jazz-infused beat the trio reflect on their inner determination to succeed.
Domo steals the show with his opening verse. There’s no time for self-doubt in these bars. It’s all about hard work and dedication to your craft.
“You ain’t sh*t if you ain’t never struggled – you gotta put in hard work before you flex your muscles”
“You ain’t gotta like my work, sh*t, respect my hustle”
“I was a solid heart and mind before I had the grind”
“Diamond in the rough, give it time – you’ll find your light and shine”
“I stopped caring how people see me and I’m lovin it… Say what you want, but know my ignorance is f*ckin’ bliss”
“I got plenty fans but I ain’t sh*t without my haters”
First seen on Souljor.
Bonus: Madlib flipped this Lenny White track something proper.